Candidate Responsibilities

The Board of Trustees election will be held Saturday, May 5, 2018. The following documents are required for filing:

  1. Application for Place on the Ballot, Form 2-21;
  2. Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer by a Candidate, Form CTA
  3. Candidate/Officeholder Campaign Finance Report, Form C/OH

Download the entire elections packet (PDF - 61.3MB) or see the Table of Contents to download the specific information you need.

Please note the following:

1. The period for filing a candidate's application begins Wednesday, January 17, 2018 and ends Friday, February 16, 2018.

Applications will only be accepted during this period. No exceptions will be made.

2. Please carefully read the instruction guides for all forms required by the Texas Ethics Commission and included in this packet. Completing and filing all election forms is the sole responsibility of the candidate.

3. As a candidate for the Dallas County Community College District Board of Trustees, you do not need to file any of your election forms with the Secretary of State.

Please file all election forms with the local filing authority:

Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD)
1601 South Lamar Street
Legal Department, Suite 208
Dallas, Texas 75215

If filing in person, applications will be received during regular business hours, Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. –  5:00 p.m. If filing by mail, applications will be considered timely filed if post-marked by Friday, February 16, 2018.

4. Once you file your Application for Place on the Ballot (Form 2-21), you are a candidate for election and are required to file the Appointment of Campaign Treasurer form (Form CTA). Remember, you must file Form CTA before you accept a campaign contribution or make or authorize campaign expenditures, including expenditures from your personal funds.

5. Information filed with the local filing authority (DCCCD) is subject to disclosure under the Texas Public Information Act.

6. Please file all of your election documents with either:

Torsha McCarty, DCCCD District Elections Administrator, 214-378-1703,


Tricia A. Horatio, DCCCD Assistant General Counsel 214-378-1707,

Remember, a document is considered filed only when it is received by the local filing authority.

Thank you for your interest in the Dallas County Community College District Board of Trustees’ election.

Torsha McCarty
Election Administrator